Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2014 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2014 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2014 (Day)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


Corporations Law is concerned with the body of legal rules that govern the formation, management, financing and winding up of Australian corporations.

In the Masters of Laws (Juris Doctor) the Corporations Law course is divided into two units: Principles of Corporations Law LAW7275 and Advanced Corporations Law LAW7277. Together, these subjects provide students with a thorough grounding in this large and important area of law, and to enable them to gain a familiarity with, and understanding of, the basic principles underlying the subject.

This unit Advanced Corporations Law assumes that students have the basic conceptual understanding of corporations arising from their study of LAW7275. It builds on that knowledge and focuses in particular on the internal governance of the corporation, with emphasis on the duties and liabilities of directors and other corporate personnel, and shareholders' rights and remedies, both under the general law and under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).


The Unit aims to develop in students a strong understanding of the rights and obligations of those who direct and manage the corporation, and those who invest in it. Together with LAW7252, the Unit provides a full coverage of the legal principles of Australian corporations law, in conjunction with LAW7275.

The Unit also aims to enhance students' ability to resolve problems in corporations law, to research and write effectively in this area of law and to consider and debate the law in the context of corporate theory, and taking into account the social context in which corporations operate and how the law responds to and balances the interests of a range of corporate stakeholders.


Assignment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Genevieve Grant (Trimester 1)
Ms Lisa Robinson (Trimester 2)
Dr Rosemary Langford (Trimester 3)

Workload requirements

2.5 hours per week x 12 weeks


LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7265 or LAW7428 and LAW7429, LAW7267, and LAW7269